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Stolen treasure: The Coggalbeg hoard | Irish Archaeology

Stolen treasure: The Coggalbeg hoard | Irish Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

A 4,000 year old treasure of golden objects that was stolen on a dark night in March 2009.

 

The remarkable tale of the Coggalbeg hoard. This story begins in March 1945 when a Roscommon farmer, Mr Hubert Lannon, was cutting turf on his bog in the west of Ireland.  As he sliced through the dark peaty soil a flash of gold suddenly caught his eye. Bending down for a closer inspection he slowly uncovered a hoard of golden treasure. It consisted of a beautiful gold lunula and two gold discs, which had lain hidden in the depths of the bog for over 4,000 years. Hubert carefully gathered the precious items together and then brought them home for safe keeping.

 

An item of great prestige it was probably originally worn around the neck. Lunulae, such as this one, appear to be a distinctively insular form of jewellery, with the vast majority of the 100 or so known examples coming from Ireland. They are a striking testament to the metal working skills of our Early Bronze Age ancestors.

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Oral history project celebrates Roman Temple of Mithras

Oral history project celebrates Roman Temple of Mithras | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
This September marks sixty years since the discovery of the Roman Temple of Mithras in London. To capture this historic event an oral history project is being undertaken
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Welsh History Month: The legends around the ancient monument of Arthur's Stone - WalesOnline (blog)

Welsh History Month: The legends around the ancient monument of Arthur's Stone - WalesOnline (blog) | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
WalesOnline (blog) Welsh History Month: The legends around the ancient monument of Arthur's Stone WalesOnline (blog) Picture 6: In the 1500s Arthur's Stone was ranked with Stonehenge and Silbury Hill as one of the three greatest achievements in...
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Poetry meets archaeology - School of European Culture and Languages - University of Kent

Poetry meets archaeology - School of European Culture and Languages - University of Kent | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
This is the 'Poetry meets archaeology' page on the 'School of European Culture and Languages' website at the 'University of Kent'.
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Neolithic necropolis contains twenty monumental tombs

Neolithic necropolis contains twenty monumental tombs | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A site at Fleury-sur-Orne in northwestern France, has revealed an important Middle Neolithic (4500 BC) necropolis containing twenty monuments
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3,300-year-old 'Titanic of the Med' gives invaluable clues to Mideast's past - Archaeology

3,300-year-old 'Titanic of the Med' gives invaluable clues to Mideast's past - Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Uluburun Shipwreck is at the center of a study of five wrecks by Tel Aviv University's Yuval Goren. Where did the Ulubrun come from? And where was it headed?
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Szkielet, wiadro i czarka - kolejne znaleziska w Weklicach

Szkielet, wiadro i czarka - kolejne znaleziska w Weklicach | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Between the rails in Montpellier

Between the rails in Montpellier | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
As part of the construction of a new tram line in Montpellier, southern France, archaeologists were able to uncover fragments of the medieval past
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3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides a Grisly Archaeological Tale

3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides a Grisly Archaeological Tale | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A famous golden bowl discovered in Iran may have been crushed in the ruins of an Iron Age citadel as enemy soldiers plunged to their deaths while trying to run off with looted treasures, according to a new interpretation.
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Archaeologists believe they have found dungeons that held Dracula

Archaeologists believe they have found dungeons that held Dracula | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a secret tunnel, storage rooms, a military shelter, and two dungeons during restoration work on Tokat Castle, where Vlad III the Impaler, who served as the insp (RT @ancientorigins: Archaeologists believe they...
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Dig deep to go on course to learn all about archaeology - Sheffield Telegraph

Dig deep to go on course to learn all about archaeology - Sheffield Telegraph | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
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Time Team fans can find out more about archaeology with a course at Experience Barnsley's Discovery Centre.
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Tracing changes in Nile Valley ecology over 6000 years

Tracing changes in Nile Valley ecology over 6000 years | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptian artworks help scientists reconstruct how animal communities changed as climate became drier and human populations grew
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USA archaeological find downtown ‘totally unexpected’ - Lagniappe

USA archaeological find downtown ‘totally unexpected’ - Lagniappe | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The archaeology program at the University of South Alabama partners with the Alabama Department of Transportation to – literally – uncover forgotten secrets of Mobile’s history. As per federal regulation, ALDOT teamed up with USA archaeologists to recently explore an area near the west entrance to the Wallace Tunnel on I-10, where ALDOT hopes to …
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Evidence for Copper Age settlement in Central Spain

Evidence for Copper Age settlement in Central Spain | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered the remains of a previously unknown Copper Age settlement in the central Spanish region of Azután
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Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ... - Daily Mail

Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ... - Daily Mail | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2200-year-old Antikythera mechanism ...
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Roman fort discovered in Gernsheim

Roman fort discovered in Gernsheim | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists found two V-shaped ditches, and the post holes of a wooden defensive tower as well as other evidence from the time after the fort was abandoned
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New bog body discovered in Meath

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A new, partially intact bog body has been discovered by Bord na Mona workers in Co Meath.
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Time Team Reports | Wessex Archaeology

Time Team Reports | Wessex Archaeology | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Wessex Archaeology have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Rochester and Edinburgh. We are one of the UK's largest heritage practices.
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Time Team reports produced by Wessex Archaeology will be listed here as they become available.

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Rubicon Photo of the Week: The Glamorous Life of An Archaeologist

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Rubicon Photo of the Week: The Glamorous Life of An Archaeologist http://t.co/hNTO3oZyai
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Week 11: Sue Greaney

Here are my choices for Desert Island archaeology books - you can tell I'm hoping that it'll be quite some time before I'm rescued and have to face the real world again! Mark Edmonds - Ancestral Ge...
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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The youths of Ancient Messene once trained at this Doric stadium, which cost more than $3 million to restore. Its one of the most impressive and popular ancient sites in Greece, in part thanks to an infusion of private funds.
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4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England

4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A 4,000-year-old fur pelt found in an ancient burial chamber belonging to a Bronze Age princess has revealed that brown bears once roamed Dartmoor, England, according to a BBC report.
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The amber jewelry from the Baltic shows that the grave was high status but the bear pelt is proof that bears lived in the area.

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Nunavut archaeology team finds Franklin-era ship's artefact - Nunatsiaq News

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Nunatsiaq News Nunavut archaeology team finds Franklin-era ship's artefact Nunatsiaq News A Government of Nunavut archaeology team claimed the first discovery from this year's massive search for the remains of the 1845-46 Franklin Expedition to the...
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Archaeology: 9th century Baths found at Bulgaria's Pliska - The Sofia Globe

Archaeology: 9th century Baths found at Bulgaria's Pliska - The Sofia Globe | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The Sofia Globe Archaeology: 9th century Baths found at Bulgaria's Pliska The Sofia Globe Archaeologists working at the site of Pliska, once the capital of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, have uncovered a luxurious royal baths that they believe date...
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Analysing Jawoyn rock-art in Arnhem Land

Analysing Jawoyn rock-art in Arnhem Land | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Researchers are working with archaeologists, anthropologists and the Northern Territory's Jawoyn community to chemically analyse ancient rock art and uncover its secrets
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Danish archaeologists find Viking Age ring fortress

Danish archaeologists find Viking Age ring fortress | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered traces of a massive Viking fortress built with heavy timbers and earthen embankments in Denmark
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